Humans For Humanity is an NGO headquartered in Delhi (https://humansforhumanity.in) and founded in 2014 by Anurag Chauhan, who began his journey of serving society and doing social work in Dehradun, at the young age of 16. Humans For Humanity is a group of concerned citizens who have come together to shelter the unsheltered, educate the underprivileged, medicate the diseased and humanize the inhumane.
Currently, Humans for Humanity is evolving social work by engaging not only the youth of Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh but also people of different professions to work towards regaining the lost sheen of society. The organization hosts interns from 17 countries (Spain, Brazil, China, Japan, Indonesia, Egypt, Argentina, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Australia, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Columbia, and Italy, among others) working and researching various issues of the slums in India. The organization works on the following projects –
✔ Street Smart
✔ Each One Teach One
✔ Clean India Campaign
✔ Promotion of Indian Culture and Heritage
The WASH (Women, Sanitation, Hygiene) project started by Anurag Chauhan has reached over 3.5 million women in over 6 states in the last 5 years. Jalpa H. Vithalani is the State Director of the NGO for the State of Maharashtra & has catapulted the WASH project from the ground up in the state by creating awareness in rural and urban slums, villages, empowering women to make their own sanitary napkins and facilitating skill development in the region. This project works to educate women about menstrual hygiene, providing them with sanitary napkins and training them to make biodegradable sanitary napkins. The workshops are led by doctors to tell the women about the biological reasons behind menstruation, hormonal changes, about various stages right from teenage to menopause.
The WASH project has seen immense progress in breaking the taboo in the minds of both women & men, which in turn has helped better the predicament of rural & urban villages in the state at large. The project has a special focus on sharing vital information with girls & women on topics that range from nutrition, importance of eating right, self-love, environmental impact, sustainability and more. WASH initiatives were also conducted during the pandemic, so that the progress in the state continued — these virtual workshops saw a lot of engagement & success. They included cloth-pad-making workshops, food distribution drives that helped during the tough months of the pandemic. A pillar in terms of vigour, enthusiasm and initiative is Sonali Kirpal Pandit — the Director of Research & Analysis for the NGO. Humans for Humanity started producing reusable eco-friendly cloth sanitary pads, trained women to make them during the pandemic and earn a stable income. The work HFH is tied with focuses on direct impact and upliftment of people that can have a domino effect and catalyse positive change for the future.